Ice Sayings and Quotes

Winter and ice may not be the most comfortable of seasons compared to spring or summer, but it has its own beauty. The frozen water droplets encase foliage, buildings, and rooftops, forming their own version of deformed gargoyles and stalactites. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about ice.

Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one sensation, fire, from the other, frost.     

A.S. Byatt

You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.     

Amy Lowell

Thou art all ice. Thy kindness freezes.     

William Shakespeare

We all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summer. The poor get it in the winter.     

Bat Masterson

If you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.     

Anita Shreve

Like ice beneath the sun's rays, to such poverty did he fall his fortune melted to water.     

Ihara Saikaku

They say blood is thicker than water, but I say ice, can be more solid than blood, when times get cold.     

Anthony Liccione

He who cannot put his thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of dispute.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There's nothing pretty about ice. Ice grows nothing. But we've got this in our minds that we've got to make everything cold.     

Don Young

If ice can burn, then love and hate can mate.     

George R. R. Martin

The thinner the ice, the more anxious everyone is to see whether it will bear.     

Josh Billings

You've got ice in your veins, but you're smart enough to keep it from freezing your heart.     


Ice and iron cannot be welded.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Ice melts when heated, eyes melt when cheated.     


Fire to my ice. Ice to my fever.     

Karen Marie Moning

Without the ice, the earth will fall.     

Emma Thompson

When you're on the ice, you have very little time, you see very little, and everything happens really quick.     

Steve Yzerman

The shrill cry of the the sound of the blade of a skate on ice.     

Angela Carter

The way of life is like a path between two forbidding roads, one of fire and one of ice. The slightest bend in either direction is fatal.     


Felt as if she were on the edge of a frozen pond., forced to go forward and not knowing how thick the ice was.      

Donald Mackenzie

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, the poem must ride on its own melting.     

Robert Frost

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How few are aware that in winter, when the earth is covered with snow and ice...the sunset is double. The winter is coming when I shall walk the sky.      

Henry David Thoreau

It was so cold that ice was forming on my spitter.     

Dick Farrel

We train through the winter in deep snow and ice. Our slogan 'Pain is good, more pain is even better.'     

Matt Carpenter

A diamond is the only kind of ice that keeps a girl warm.     

Elizabeth Taylor

You've got so much ice on your hands I could skate on them.     

John Curry

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.     

Margot Asquith

When the short day is brightest, / with frost and fire, / The brief sun flames the ice, / on pond and ditches, / In windless cold that is the heart's heat.     

T.S. Eliot

While November numbly collapses, this beech tree, heavy as death on the lawn, braces for throat-cutting ice, bandaging snow.     

Edwin Honig

The ice-bound floods that still with rigour freeze / The snow clothed valley and the naked tree / These sympathising scenes my heart can please / Distress is theirs— and they resemble me.     

John Clare

You are ice and fire. The touch of you burns my hands like snow.     

Amy Lowell

Ice is time solidified.     

Gretel Ehrlich

I hold with those who favor fire. / But if it had to perish twice, / I think I know enough of hate / To know that for destruction ice is also great.     

Robert Frost

Life is only a flicker of melted ice.     

Dejan Stojanovic

Justice has to be cold. Deal with it; it's just ice.     

Natalya Vorobyova

A storm is brewing / It's raining ice / But the robins are singing / Their April song.     

Sabine Shah

Ice has a social life. Its changeability shapes the culture, language and stories of those who live near it.     

Robert Macfarlane

Doing stand-up is like running across a frozen pond with the ice breaking behind you. I love it because it's dangerous.     

Steven Wright

Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what's going on and what you should be involved in.     

Buzz Aldrin

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.     

Franklin P. Jones

I must freeze my heart to the one person who insists on setting it ablaze.     

Victoria Aveyard

Ice can kill as dead as fire.     

George R.R. Martin

You are walking on thin ice - the ice of what remains of the trust between us - carrying the weight of immeasurable guilt.     

Prashant Chopra

Fear melts like ice when we allow love's divine light to shine upon our ignorance.     

Soul Dancer